Join us and Improve Yourself in #fityear


Earlier today, I expressed to my friends I wanted a fitness buddy. Then I decided to take it to Twitter.

The idea is simple – we use the hashtag #fityear to talk about our fitness, health and weight goals.

Whether you’re celebrating losing a few lbs, posting a salad on Instagram or training for a marathon, use the #fityear tag so we can all encourage each other to our goals.

Your goal can be anything. If you don’t want to lose weight, it can be to eat your 5-a-day, to go to the gym 3 times a week or to run a 10k.

I’ll be doing roundups of how I’m getting on this blog and promoting the post via the #fityear tag. Make sure you do too if you do post. Feel free to post any links in the comments and I’ll add them into my posts so we can all keep up with each other.


My starting point.

Last night, I stood on the scale and saw the highest number I’ve seen, ever. I went into complete meltdown mode.

Luckily, the number was 6lbs less this morning when I weighed so I feel slightly better. But it’s still a high weight for me.

As I had a bad case of vertigo back in December, I couldn’t go to the gym. I also had 2 weeks off work and after that, I was still barely moving at work or at home because my head was in a constant spin. I was drinking and eating a lot over Christmas and all of this had lead to gaining weight.

I eat what I want most of the time as I exercise a lot, but taking this out of the equation and not being active at work (I can easily hit 10k steps in a shift) meant weight gain.

I’ve started to clean up my diet. Stop drinking and stop eating as much. Pick healthy options. I’m using myfitnesspal again to track my food intake as I find that really helps me stay accountable. It’s scary how many calories you can eat without realising.

I also signed-up to a half marathon and yesterday I went back the gym for the first time. I was going to go again today, but didn’t feel right at work and don’t want to be bad with vertigo again.

I plan to do something tomorrow, a run, gym or a workout at home.

On Saturday at 6pm, I’ll be dedicating the #socialbloggers Twitter chat to #fityear – so make sure you join in!

So – to summarise:

My Goals:

  • Lose 1 stone
  • Run a half-marathon in may

How I’m going to do this:

  • Use myfitnesspal to track meals
  • Dig out my FitBit and start wearing it again
  • Work out at least 3 times a week
  • Plan meals
  • Stop opting for full breakfasts at work!

Who is in?

Now, here are some photos of me for a bit of personal inspiration.

The first one is from when I ran my last half marathon, the second one is some progress I made last year, just a month apart:

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What are your goals?




  1. January 12, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    I don’t know what my goals are yet but I am ALL IN on this! I’m going to get weighed next week to see where I’m at and we should start up FitBit challenges again, mine is around here somewhere! That really helps motivate me! I really just want to get moving again and make it a part of my daily routine, not something I just dip in and out of! I’m signing up for 2 5k runs and a 10k in October so I have those to work towards too!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

  2. January 12, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    I don’t even want to step onto the scales because I know I’ll be mortified with the figures. I am aiming to lose at least a stone in the next few months! I’ve just ordered lots of exciting cook books so hopefully this will motivate me!

    I’m going to sign up for some fun runs in the area too I think! x

  3. January 13, 2017 / 4:13 am

    Yes, this is a perfect idea. I have so many plans this year fitness wise. I also intend on doing a half marathon in May. Also really need to improve my diet. I feel I’m letting myself down by doing so much fitness wise in standard week but having not the best diet.

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